Archive for October 2016

2016

23

Oct

Uprising at Neuse Correctional Institution, North Carolina

October 23, 2016: Prisoners start fires in two buildings of the prison, break windows, damage dorms and attack two prison vehicles.

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16

Oct

Hunger Strike at Central East Correctional Centre, Ontario

October 16-29, 2016: Immigrant detainees re-launch their hunger strike (which had ended in July) in protest of their placement in maximum security prisons, indefinite detention of immigrants and a variety of other grievances. The outside group End Immigration Detention Network holds solidarity demonstrations and supports the strikes, which last over two weeks.

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15

Oct

Two-Week Hunger Strike at Santa Clara County Jail, California

October 17-30, 2016: More than a hundred prisoners stage a two week hunger strike in protest of prison conditions. “Prisoners United of Silicon Valley” a group well-connected with local civil rights organizers leads the strike, coordinating with other California prisons and jails.

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01

Oct

Prison Guards Quit En Masse at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, “We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother.”

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